1857 1C Large Date, BN MS65BN Certification #37493273, PCGS #1928

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1857 was the year in which the Large Cent was replaced with the new-fangled, Flying Eagle Small Cent.  For some reason, 1857 Large Cents were made with either large or small dates.  Both types are plentiful, but the Large Date is approximately twice as common as the Small Date (according to the PCGS Population Report).  In Mint State, the Large Date is most readily available in MS63, with slightly smaller populations in MS64 and MS62.  Gems are very rare and none are known above MS65.  Red-Brown examples represent a tenth of the total Mint State population and full Red examples are very, very rare.

Diameter
27.50 millimeters
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Plain
Mintage
333456
Weight
10.89 grams
Metal Content
Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
774
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 6000 R-3.8 27 / 33 TIE 71 / 81 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 23 / 33 TIE 62 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 5 / 33 TIE 14 / 81 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade